Bridgewater gets high marks from NFL scouts

Time is running out.

Some good things being said over on about how Teddy Bridgewater directs his University of Louisville football team.

Among the 28 scouts present for the UofL-Rutgers game was the scouting director for an NFC team who gave this assessment:Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 7.39.40 PM

“Bridgewater was off his game but certainly has all of the tools to be a franchise quarterback. He has the arm talent to make every throw in the book and is deadly accurate at every range. He didn’t play his best game against Rutgers, but I tend to evaluate quarterbacks by how poor their worst throws are, and he only had four, by my calculations.

“Of course, I didn’t have a lot of concerns about his arm talent and game because he was so consistent when I studied the tape. I wanted to see how he managed the game and situations at the line of scrimmage. He was outstanding making calls, changing protections and orchestrating things at the line of scrimmage. Bridgewater does everything that you expect from an elite quarterback from a mental standpoint.”

A scout for AFC team was equally impressed, also taking note of his character:

“The physical tools are there. He was a little inconsistent [against Rutgers], but he’s legit. Bridgewater has very good intangibles, arm talent and athleticism. I was most impressed by the character that everyone raves about. The kid is going to graduate in three years because he took 19 hours in the summer and is currently taking 15 hours this fall. That’s pretty impressive.”

He has made it look easy since relieving Will Stein in that game against Kentucky three years ago, making an immediate and lasting impression, opening all kinds of possibilities for Louisville football.

Three more games to savor TB at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

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Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.